Starting Out as an Indie Author

I’m switching over to the business end of writing for this week’s post, and showing a little love for fellow WIPpeteer (once a WIPpeteer, always a WIPeteer), incredible Beta reader, and awesome award-winning author Ruth Nestvold, who has a new craft book available.

I was just going to click the ‘reblog’ button, but that wouldn’t let me pick this blog as a target so, instead, here’s a glimpse. You can find your way to the original post by clicking the title below.

Starting Out as an Indie Author published! This month only 99c

Starting Out as an Indie Author EBook

Have you written your first book and are considering self-publishing? Perhaps you have started looking into the possibility and are feeling overwhelmed by all the options, all the things you need to do and learn in order to become an indie author? Or maybe you aren’t even sure yet whether self-publishing is for you or not, and you want to find out more of what is involved before you decide.

STARTING OUT AS AN INDIE AUTHOR was written for beginning self-publishers and covers the basics on where to sell your books, formatting for eBook and print, and developing marketing strategies. It includes a number of step-by-step instructions for everything from cover design, to setting up eBooks for various distributors, to creating ads with Facebook and Amazon Marketing Services. In addition, there is advice on any number of topics: eBook pricing, using distributors, how much to spend on self-publishing, and writing blurbs for your books.

With this sanity-saving book as a guide, you will have a much better grasp on what is involved in self-publishing and will be able to approach the task realistically and with eyes wide open.

Including an interview with Kate Sparkes, author of the bestselling Bound series!



  1. Just bought a copy, and I’m looking forward to reading another writer/publisher’s thoughts on the subject. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Thanks so much, Kathi! 🙂

  3. Robbie Cheadle

    Sounds like a very helpful book for beginner authors.

    • I’m certain beginners will find loads of helpful information. I’m betting there will be something for every level of experience.

  4. Thank you KSL for this post and Ruth for the book. Just grabbed a copy. 😀

    • I plan on perusing it this weekend. I know Ruth has some very good experience and ideas to share and I’m thrilled she put them all together in one place for us.

  5. Sounds like a great book that I could get some use out of!

  6. Sounds like a much needed guide for most people starting out in self-publishing. Thanks for sharing it!

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